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White Industries Track Hub – Long Term Review

White Industries Track Hub – Long Term Review

Often times "the way we have always done it" is not the best way... White Industries definitely took a big risk by trying to make a big change in a world that seems to go out of their way to do things the same way for years on end.  White Industries really put a lot...

Dear Bike Industry – WTF

Dear Bike Industry – WTF

Dear Bike Industry, I love you, but it's time we had a talk...  Have we already forgotten how young we are as a sport, let alone as an actual industry?  Have we forgotten where we came from even? It really wasn't that long ago the pioneers of this sport were still...

New Name – Same Obsession

New Name – Same Obsession

New name eh?  I have been asked a lot, why the name change, what are the new goals that will follow and are you crazy trying to take this wheel build thing full time... So I will start with the why.  I will admit, some of it is thinking the name Elevation Wheel...

Fatbike Rim Width, How to Choose the Right One

Fatbike Rim Width, How to Choose the Right One

Size Matters...when talking rim width (get your mind out of the gutter people).  Rim width plays a huge role in how your bike handles, how your tires feel, and how easily you roll over loose or irregular surfaces.  This applies to all styles of bikes no doubt, but...

Velocity Quill Review

Velocity Quill Review

Trust but verify.  Anyone who knows me knows I am a big fan of most of Velocity's products but even so, when they make a claim saying they have a new rim that is not only wider and stiffer but also 50g lighter than their previous model it is enough to make you raise...

Why YOU Deserve Custom Bike Wheels

Why YOU Deserve Custom Bike Wheels

Aren't you biased? Absolutely!  But there is a good reason for that.  I first got into building my own wheels out of necessity.  At the time I was commuting 40 miles round trip every day, 5 days a week and doing longer rides on the weekend for fun.  During this time I...

Panaracer Gravelking Review – 700×40

Panaracer Gravelking Review – 700×40

About a year ago, Panaracer released the 32c Gravelking which raised a lot of eyebrows, a 32c tire labeled as the king of gravel?  While the tread pattern and size tire may be great on smooth dirt roads and actually fit into many of today's "all road" bikes but the...

Bike Wanderer 9,000km Update

Bike Wanderer 9,000km Update

*2021 Update: It is with heavy hearts that we write this.  Iohan Gueorguiev, aka Bike Wanderer is no longer with us.  Since initially writing this article we became good friends, even spent Thanksgiving together one year so it is hard for us to say this.  But Iohan,...

Panaracer Comet Review – 700×38

Panaracer Comet Review – 700×38

The Comet is a new tire from Panaracer that should grab the attention of riders who are into the adventure and gravel bike scene or even someone simply looking for a very versatile tire on their commuter bike. The Comet is listed as a 700x38mm tire but on my Velocity...

Velocity NoBS Short Term Review

Velocity NoBS Short Term Review

Spring is here and I decided it was time to finally clean all the winter gunk off the Xtracycle and put my Schwalbe Big Apples back on and take the winter tires off, along with replacing all that winter has destroyed like cables and brake pads.  Since I have yet to...

Our Wheel Made it to the South Pole!

Our Wheel Made it to the South Pole!

Daniel just posted this picture of the wheel I built for him on his South Pole by bike expedition!  Not only did the wheel I build for him make it there fine but he also liked the little note of encouragement I threw on at the last minute so much that he kept it on...

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